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Vaccination: influencing factors and view from an Islamic perspective

E. Zainudin, Engku Nuraishah Huda and Mohammad, Khairool Azizul and Aris, Athirah and Shahdan, Intan Azura (2018) Vaccination: influencing factors and view from an Islamic perspective. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 17 (Special issue 2). pp. 273-280. ISSN 1823-4631 E-ISSN 2735-2285

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Vaccine refusing and hesitant among parents has created a delicate issue for the health care providers because of its sensitivity in cultural differences, educational backgrounds and to a certain extent, politically motivated. Vaccination, which is an important intervention, correlates well with the priorities of Islamic jurisprudence (Maqasid al-Shariah); that states the preservation of life comes second after the preservation of Deen (religion). From the Islamic point of view, life is a gift from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala (SWT; the Most Glorified, the Most High) and its protection and continuation is of greatest value and need. Aims: This brief article has the objective to firstly, investigate factors that influence vaccination, and secondly, understand the Islamic perspective on vaccination. Methodology: Relevant literatures were reviewed based on a combination of one or more of the following keywords: vaccine, vaccination decision, vaccine hesitancy, factors influencing vaccine, vaccine impact, Islamic perspective and Muslims practice. An Islamic perspective on vaccination was extracted using the primary sources (related Qur’anic verses and Hadith) as well as secondary sources (fatwa; Islamic jurisprudence, made by Islamic scholars). Lastly, the current available Shariah rulings on vaccination and the related principles involved were analyzed. Conclusion: The main outcome of this review would allow various parties. i.e. the community, health scientists, medical practitioners and vaccine manufacturers, to be cognizant in both earlier and recent Shariah rulings pertaining vaccination.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic perspective, immunisation, factors influencing vaccination, vaccination decision, vaccine hesitancy, vaccine refusal, Islamic jurisprudence
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA643 Communicable Diseases and Public Health
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Engku Nuraishah Huda E.Zainudin
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 15:26
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 15:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79077

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